Il8 TALKS ON " AT THE FEET OF THE MASTER "
You have no right to injure the vehicle. You have
it given to you as the Karma of your previous lives,
and it is your duty to make the most of it. If you
overstrain it, then you are not making the best of it.
In so many cases people, without even knowing it,
are overdoing things, and they find out only when it
is too late. Therefore be warned by the experience
of others. More or less, we have all done that in our
ignorance, before we knew. I should take care not
to overstrain it now, because I have learned that it is.
not wise to do so (I was not so wise in earlier youth).
Take the benefit of the experience of an older stu-
dent and do not ill-treat the body by overworking it.
Then you see how it is said :
You must feed it properly on pure food and drink
Now of course the pure food clearly means vegetable
and not animal food. That we take for granted. But
you must feed it properly, and that means that you
must take care that it gets the amount and the kind
of nourishment which it needs ; therefore you should
take a little trouble to find out what suits it best.
The theory that anybody can live on anything is not
one that commends itself to the practical man.
People differ enormously in their dispositions and in
their capacities, and you will find that the capacities
of their physical bodies also differ in the same way.
It is an old proverb, that " What is one man's meat
is another man's poison," and that is true in this